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SWAT team arrests suspect accused of holding gun, telling motel manager to leave room
It began with a manager knocking on the door of a man's 'motel room.
What happened when the suspect opened the door prompted the Beaumont SWAT team to show up in full force.
SWAT brought its armored personnel carrier and a number of officers to the Budget Inn on College Street.
They took 73 year old John Lynn Norris into custody.
The hotel manager says Norris had been staying at the motel for several months. The manager knocked on the door of room 101 this morning to tell Norris he wanted to clean the carpet.
The manager says Norris was holding a gun and told him to leave and not to come back. The carpet cleaner was with the manager.
Both left and the manager called police.
The SWAT team set up at about 11:30 and police say Norris wouldn't come out.. SWAT evacuated the hotel and talked Norris into giving up within an hour and a half.
No one was hurt and police took Norris to the Jefferson County Jail.
He faces charges of reckless conduct and there is a warrant for his arrest in Hardin County on a charge of deadly conduct.